Sunday, December 31, 2006

Keros and the trove of art

Perhaps you've read the story already--archaeologists have uncovered a trove of art statues and more but in shards upon the goat-herd's Isle of Keros in the Aegean.

Keros is near the sacred islet of Delos where the god Apollo is said to have been born. The islands are in the Cyclades chain and although Keros has been looted there were some 1,400 shards left alone for just such an archaeological team 2006.

No one is sure yet what the cult on Keros involved but they can tell that the figurines were broken on purpose--and a very long time ago.

So you know you didn't do it, and neither did I. Whew!

Statues Provide Clues on Greek Island has more info on this exciting find in the art world as the earth gives up her treasures!


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Friday, December 29, 2006

Gladiolus in Moonlight



Gladiolus papilio: perennial, full sun, drained soil...and a little moonlight...


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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

White Tree in Rain



Here's a brand-spankin'-new drawing to welcome you to Secret Moon Art in honor of the New Year! Well, the western New Year anyway...



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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Diaphany and Orion



To bring in the Winter Solstice, Diaphany points you to the constellation, Orion.

Welcome to Secret Moon Art!

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Her Yellow Dress v1



Welcome to Secret Moon Art where some drawings are posted before completion as you see here with Her Yellow Dress.

Will post the final version eventually...hope you'll return for a visit because I as yet have No Idea how this drawing should be finished.

UPDATE 5.14.07: completed Her Yelllow Dress and publ'd it May 14, 2007...see Archives List, if you please...


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Thursday, December 14, 2006

3 Dancers



Look who's stopped by to see what's going on at Secret Moon Art--it's the 3 Dancers who originally opened the Cosmic Persona Designs Art Gallery and there's not a moon in sight for these ladies!

But you may scroll down for plenty of moon art...


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Sugar Plum Dreams



With Sugar Plum Dreams...

Secret Moon Art wishes you all sugar plum dreams for the Holidays!

And be sure to visit The Mother of All Art and Art History Links Page which is sponsored by the School of Art and Designs at the University of Michigan...this link-rich site rocks!


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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Emerging Visions issue 5 online!

Emerging Visions has published its December 2006 issue...contempory art, artists, and flash poetry galore.

And be sure to look for my drawing, Journey to Neptune!


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Monday, December 11, 2006

Penelope Ponders




Welcome to Secret Moon Art where you see that Penelope Ponders in the moonlight...

...perhaps she's thinking about taking a tour of Secret Moon Art...why not join her?


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Secret Moon Art reads!

Yes, it's true...Secret Moon Art has some online art-related favorite sites and blogs which you may want to check out for yourself:

Art News Blog will keep you up-to-date on art stuff'n'news of all sorts;

Mid Atlantic Art News out of Washington DC has opportunities, employment listings, calls for proposals, and more for artists in the Mid Atlantic region;

Art Daily, established in 1996, is an early website for artists and very informative as you might imagine;

The Art Newspaper is simply awash with international art news about artists, auctions, exhibitions, and then some--and you may wish to sign up for their free newsletter as well;

and...is this the youngest art blogger around?

Violet Makes Things by 18-month-old Violet Craighead Way, who states onblog: I am a tot who loves to draw.

Oh dear, Violet...I was one of those, too! :)


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Faye's Magic Lamp



Here at Secret Moon Art you'll find some arhetypal images, a few botanicals, as well as some moonlight-on-the-path.

This drawing was created in honor of my sister, Faye, whose name has its own connections to fairies...oh--and you'll find a few of those around here, too!

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Moon Muse at last



Hi! your artist, Jude Cowell, here...posting the final version of Moon Muse...what do you think of these ladies?

You may email me with comments or queries to: judecowell at gmail dot com if you wish. (No Spam will be read so don't even bother.)


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Twyla's Toilette



Here's a new drawing for Secret Moon Art with not one but two crescent moons.


Sunday, December 03, 2006

snowy path



Winter time has fallen lightly and settled upon Secret Moon Art so here's a snowy path you may walk along, steamy cocoa optional but recommended...


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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Pansies by the Old Garden Stairs




Purple pansies say, Welcome to Secret Moon Art...have yourself a mosey around!


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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Moon Muse



Here's a detail from a Secret Moon Art drawing which I will post in full view as soon as it's completed.

11.11.06

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Two Fairies on a Moonlit Night



Here are a couple of fairies to welcome you to Secret Moon Art!


11.9.06

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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Golden Chanterelles



These rather magical golden chanterelle mushrooms under a Crescent Moon are happily welcoming you to Secret Moon Art, and hoping you'll visit awhile!



your pencil artist, Jude Cowell


11.5.06 11:01 pm est

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Odyle Aura



Odyle Aura shows her Odyle Force of life energy!

Here at Secret Moon Art you sometimes find process or series artwork - drawings showing their frilly underslips and underpinnings to you before they are complete with all their feathers in place.

Here's Odyle of the magnetic fingers in complete form...navigate to Odyle v1 to view the anatomy of this drawing in its incomplete form and read about that 'Od force' which some have and others don't, and which Astrology's Reinhold Ebertin describes with the midpoint 'Jupiter/North Node' in a horoscope.


10.29.06 12:43 pm
Last Update: April 1, 2009 4:50 pm edt

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Monday, October 23, 2006

Wild Roses



Welcome to Secret Moon Art! Here's the final version of Wild Roses with the earlier version posted September 27 if you wish to compare.

Scroll down for more art and some cool links!

10.23.06 8:48 pm edt

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mossy Cave under Full Moon



Welcome to Secret Moon Art!

Under the Full Moon lies a cave in which to lie...


10.17.06 5:28 pm

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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Odyle v1



Secret Moon Art...drawings by Jude Cowell:


"That Od force...which still, from female fingertips, burnt blue."--Mrs. Browning

The Od or Odyle force...the flow of an alleged and natural power of sensitivity by moonlight, prism, metal, and magnetism was studied by Baron von Reichenbach in olden days...but does it yet emanate in darkened rooms of stone?


10.14.06 9:45 pm edt drawing to be completed..... . . .


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Be sure to view and peruse the October 2006 issue of Emerging Visions: Scales, Veils, and Tales

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pale sweetlips v1



Floating into Secret Moon from the Dreamyfish Art Gallery we have Pale sweetlips himself...and if you want to pucker up and meet him formally visit Dreamyfish Art to view the completed drawing and make your formal introduction!


10.3.06 4:34 pm

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wild Roses


Drawing in progress! Will complete and post final version in a few days...


9.27.06 3:15 pm

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Hidden Garden uncovered




Here at Secret Moon Art the fairies show up quite often as you see!

This Garden is another image is from my children's book, Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green.


9.25.06 5:55 pm

Here's Shout-Out for m'self: a new blog called Jude Cowell's Art and Then Some


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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fairies Visit Goldfish Pond



At Secret Moon Art we never know when fairies may drop by!

This is an image from my children's book, Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green.

So tell me--how many *fairies do you see?


9.24.06 12:03 am

*answer is somewhere below...

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3 Trees in Moonlight



Welcome to the Art Gallery of the Secret Moon!

Here you see the completed version of 3 Trees in Moonlight.

9.23.06 8:38 pm

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Moonlight Path



Welcome to Secret Moon Art! This drawing is completed but I'm posting it for its obvious lunar reasons...scroll for more...

9.13.06 1:28 pm

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Friday, September 08, 2006

Bubble Vision



Welcome to Secret Moon Art! Here's the final version of Bubble Vision with the first version just below...


9.8.06 8:46 am

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bubble Vision v1



With a Shout-Out to Hannah from Gather.com here's the first installment of Bubble Vision with the final version coming soon...


8.23.06 7:02 pm

You may also visit Jude's page at Gather.com
if you wish! Come and schmooze!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Rainy Tree: Two Fairies



Here's the final image of Rainy Tree with the incomplete version to be found just below...July 21. A second fairy did show up after all--and if I had it to name over again, I'd call it, Two Fairies on a Rainy Night!


Limited Edition Prints or Postcards available. For details:

email Jude

8.22.06 8:25 pm

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Moonrise at the Crossroads



Here's an early version of Moonrise at the Crossroads...not sure if I'll do much more to it. Don't know if it's calling out for colors--or perhaps not! We'll see...


8.1.06 9:30 pm

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It's Magic! Be sure to check out Dorlana Vann's magical book Silverweed Muffins as soon as you may!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

High Priestess v2



This will be the final version of High Priestess esp since she's just a mock up of a possibility!

You'll see v1 is just below.

7.27.06 11:45 am

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Sit a spell! Visit Lim's Limericks for groanworthily offensive Political Limericks plus some dinner ideas--such as what NOT to do with that left over Sardine Sauce!

Monday, July 24, 2006

High Priestess v1



A certain person put a bug in my ear concerning Tarot Art and here's the first installment of a possible Tarot Deck...just a quick rendition actually, and about 2/3 completed. Comments encouraged!


7.24.06 5:28 pm Secret Moon Art Creative Commons Lic 2.5 Attribution-NoDeriv

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Mosey over to Cosmic Persona Designs to see a newly-posted art representation of "12 Cancer" from the Sabian Symbols pantheon. It's not really a pantheon...I just wanted to end the sentence with the word, pantheon.

"12Can": "A Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message" and archetypally it puts one in mind of the Dalai Lama. But also of Baby Jesus on whom all other archetypes were based whether they knew/know it or not.

7.24.06 11:40 pm

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Rainy Tree v1



Here's a new drawing begun earlier this week. You can see there's still a good bit of black background showing so I've got a lot to do to complete this one! You may ID three planetary symbols hidden about somewhere.

And a forest fairy has alighted in a nook...we'll see if any other fairies show up as things progress... . .

7.21.06 11:17 pm edt

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Secret Moon v5 (final)



At last--the final version with all colors added! You don't have to scroll far to see earlier versions...


jc 7.21.06 11:04 pm

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Night Scene of the Secret Moon v4





Near Final version here...scroll down a bit to see earlier versions.


7.19.06 8:16 pm edt

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Minerva's Glen



Here's Minerva's Glen with Owl coming in for a landing. This drawing was originally perpetrated for my dummybook of Pattillo Armadillo who went to NYC but didn't satisfy the Little, Brown editors or their list. One may always blame "the list" for the particular season--usually twice a year inside the more traditional dino-sauwahs of the publishing "world". It's always a "world," isn't it?

And yet a ms must also have some coherence--and still be unique--to be on a list with other works. It must fit in but stand out. Kahpeesh?

Sabian Symbol "5Sag"> "A wise old owl up in a tree." We each have "5 Sagittarius" somewhere in our charts. Where is yours? Disclosure: Mine is in 3rd house natally.

Hope you've gone to visit Jfay's new Moon Shadow Candle and reach out and treatchaself! Get one for YOU or for your friends! And check out the rest of Jfay's beautiful Gallery of Candles--any of which may be ordered with the scent of your choice! It's a win-win, m'peops!

I have a Jfay-created Candle and can tell you that few artisans do such a fine job...you can tell when an artist is at work and loves it!

7.19.06 7:48 pm edt

Moon Shadow Candle Now Here!

You must see to appreciate this new creation by Candle Artist, Jfay.

Jfay has created her Moon Shadow Candle as a compliment to Secret Moon Art! and you may see the Moon Shadow Candle here. All of Jfay's Candles encourage you to choose the scent for your Candle...Jfay customizes them to order.

If the nurturing sign of Cancer is strong in your chart--if Cancer is your Sun Sign--you will respond to this mysterious-looking Candle...and if you're not certain how a candle may be mysterious, then check out the Moon Shadow Candle and other Candles in Jfay's Gallery!

7.19.06 5:50 pm edt

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Night Scene of the Secret Moon v3 of 5



There's a v4 on the way, but for now, there's this... . . .

And please visit Jfay's site Studio 3B for Candles with Attitude...designed and created fresh for You!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Night Scene of the Secret Moon



Number 1v1...fairies showed up uninvited, but I suppose they generally would.

And what is a 'secret moon'? There are Black Moons, three Liliths (which at least one may be referred to as Black Moon Lilith) plus you'll see mentions of Dark Moons such as 'dark moon w'mat2' and such in Astrology. Yet Astrology is a language which DESCRIBES these things--it doesn't perpetrate them. Opposite our physical Moon is a dark point in space--a non-Moon...exactly where the Moon is not...and most definitely an unconscious, hidden point.

Then there's the dark phase of the moon--the New Moon when the Sun and Moon catch up with each other and no light reflects from our satellite Moon. This is the beginning of the most basic cycle we know--the Sun's consciousness + Moon's unconsciousness-->Sun = adult personality, and Moon = childhood, or even "the divine child" within.

The Moon's position in your natal chart describes genetic inheritance in a fundamental way and tells about your reigning needs. Then one may translate these factors into archetypal images and myths under which we all must labor. The Moon is tribal...the astrological Moon is the Mother archetype and the nurturing principle. And so she has connections to Ecology and to Environmentalism...to our Mother, Earth.

The Collective Unconscious is very active in the world today and we especially see CETUS the Whale lifted up in many ways--a constellation's myth which is connected to Jonah and the Whale--recalcitrant Jonah who refused to Say What Should Be Said.

...and someone speaking the truth would be refreshing for a change, wouldn't it?

Speak it if you know it!

7.15.06 4:43 pm edt


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Liminal Limericks from the Collective Unconscious may be investigated at Lim's Limericks by A.Cat featuring a pinch of hopeful humor tossed in as a garnish!

Jimson Weed and Moss



Posting the final version of this drawing with moonlight affecting the scene but no apparent fairies visible. And moss is a favorite 'round here!


7.15.06 1:28 pm edt

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Jimson Weed in Moonlight



Here's a detail from the drawing...will post the entire image as soon as it's done.

SECRET MOON ART




Secret Moon Art goes LIVE at last!

This gallery will contain drawings of forests, flowers, fairies and stuff, and any other image I care to post for your consideration!

Note of Assurance: No Prismacolor Oil or Rexel Derwent Watercolour pencils were harmed in the drawing of these designs...other than sharpening, if you want to count that.

jude cowell (c)2006 7.14.06 6:30 pm edt